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Akua Nimarko Undergraduate Researcher UMBC

Researcher of the Week:
Akua Nimarko

Meet Akua,
She is a Biological Sciences & Psychology double major, a URA Scholar and a MARC U* STAR scholar. Akua is a tutor for the Learning Resources Center and has served as a Cell Biology teaching assistant and an officer for the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) and UMBC Food Recovery Network. In the future, she plans to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience.

Her research will examine the main olfactory epithelium (MOE) of the nose. The main objective of this research project is to characterize the expression profile of potential receptors involved in xenobiotics detection through the use of real time quantitative polymerase chain reactions (RT-qPCR) and RNA in situ hybridization experiments in order to elucidate different biological pathways important to MOE protection and function.

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